Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, APAC & MENA said to Dataquest that women are capable of anything and everything provided they have the will
The popular sentiment now goes that female entrepreneurs should only be called entrepreneurs instead of attaching their gender to it. While we agree to the sentiment, it becomes extremely important to highlight the stories of successful women entrepreneurs to encourage other women. Recently, Dataquest spoke to Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, APAC & MENA.
SHRM is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries. It is the world’s largest HR professional association, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. It is basically a membership organization.
Achal is responsible for building SHRM India’s brand, expanding its business, and developing professional relationships with government agencies, and other HR and business associations. She has 30 years of work experience. Prior to joining SHRM in 2011, she was managing director for Kelly India operations; vice president for GE; and country manager for Polaroid India. She has also worked with DuPont, ITC, and Cosmo Group in various capacities.
Achal spoke about several issues such as how the perception towards women in technology has changed over the years, her thoughts on diversity in the technology industry, steps that are needed to ensure more participation from women, Why companies should entrust women with leadership roles, and much more.